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Complete list of all FTD Releases, currently available and deleted.
release of the extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie is now in stock, and looking cool still today 33 years after. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
The Elvis Files Volume 7 (1974-77) is due for release in August.
This is the final volume of the Elvis Files story that chronicles Elvis' years on tour through the USA, the final Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe seasons through to Elvis' last powerful New Year's Eve concert and finally to the last sad few months of 1977.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have released 'Rock Around The Bloch
' (Book/CD) and our order is on the way to us. A deluxe hardback book
with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs
by David English and Pål Granlund, the book is published by FTD books the set includes a CD with a newly-remastered recording
of Elvis' performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961
Songwriter and pianist Don Robertson
died last week at the age of 92. Elvis recorded 14 songs written by Robertson. Robertson's own song 'The Happy Whistler' was a million seller in 1956. His special way of playing the piano was very successful. Robertson worked as a singer and pianist for RCA Victor and Capitol Records,but also as a background keyboardist on recordings with Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Duane Eddy, Al Martino and many others. The best-known songs Elvis recorded, written by Robertson, his 'There's Always Me', 'Anything That's Part Of You', 'I Met Her Today', 'I'm Counting on You' and 'No More'.
A number of websites are reporting the story that Nancy Sinatra recently said that 'Elvis, frankly, was just an OK singer' ... 'Elvis was the King, but he was no Chairman of the Board' .... 'You're talking about the difference between stardom and talent', ... 'Elvis had talent and was a big star, but no one touches Frank and no one will in terms of musicianship and elegance and charitable work' ... Well Nancy did not say any of this. Elvis Australia's Scott Jenkins asked Nancy (Via her twitter account) and received the reply, read in full.
Along with volume I (Stereo)
also for release is 'Hawaiian Beach Boy : The Expanded Blue Hawaii Album II
' (Monophonic Sound Edition). This is number 16 from the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
' and contains 32 tracks, including masters and outtakes from the movie Blue Hawaii in mono, including the original mono album masters and includes is a 12 page booklet.
The 15th release in the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
' will be 'Hawaiian Beach Boy : The Expanded Blue Hawaii Album I
' (stereophonic Sound Edition), a 2 CD set with 56 tracks, including masters and outtakes from the movie Blue Hawaii in stereo. Also the movie versions (never before released in this form on CD), the original orchestral music made for the movie (also previously unreleased), 2 songs from The Surfers (recorded for the movie) and 5 Bonus Tracks, and a 20 page booklet.
have released an extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie, and our order (is well) on the way to us, due to arrive 'any day now
'. What accounted for his undeniable mystique? The answer is contained in a remarkable biography, written on film instead of the printed page - This Is Elvis - a David L. Wolper Production of an Andrew Solt/Malcolm Leo Film for Warner Bros. release. Written, directed and produced by Solt and Leo (best known for their television special Heroes OF Rock and Roll). The film follows innovations first introduced by producer Wolper, whose 650 films include the Emmy-winning Roots and the Oscar winning The Hellstrom Chronicle. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
Announced for release on March 26 is 'Elvis Spring '77 : The Soundboard Recordings Vol.2', a double CD release containing the soundboard recordings from Toledo, OH. April 23, 1977 : Ann Arbor, MI. April 24, 1977 : Kalamazoo, MI. April 26, 1977 and Alexandria, LA. March 30, 1977. Also including 2 bonus tracks.
It was recently revealed in a Billboard Magazine interview that rock 'n' roll musician Jack White purchased Elvis Presley's first acetate, considered the holy grail of rock 'n' roll, Auction January 8, 2015. White will release a reissue of the acetate, which features covers of 'My Happiness' and 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin', for Record Store Day on April 18 via his Nashville-based label, Third Man Records. The Record Store Day version will be a limited facsimile 10-inch 78 rpm disc, while later this year, Third Man will release a widely available 7-inch 45 rpm featuring newly restored versions of the two songs.
Elvis: Summer of '56 Deluxe Memorabilia Collection Box Set will be released in April. The set contains a 24-page book covering Elvis' life and carrer with 'extensive photoraphs', movie memorabilia from 1956, and a DVD with the earliest home-movie footage of Elvis at 21. With all this the set tells the story of the cultural and musical icon known as the King of Rock and Roll.
A two year old boy, William Stokkebroe, has a hit YouTube video
with over 2 million views to-date as he dances to Elvis Presleys after watching his parents Kristina and Peter Stokkebroe [As we understand it, two danes who were world champions in latin dance in 2010] and other dancers practising.
'Elvis : Guitar Man' & 'Elvis : I Was The One', a 2 CD set will be released in the 'reproduction' series.
'Elvis Worldwide Gold Award Hits Vol.1 & 2' will be released in the 'reproduction' series. This 4 CD box with 2 double CD digipac's housed in a slipcase comes with bonus booklet, poster, and envelope.
Two jets once belonging to Elvis Presley that have been displayed at Graceland for years could be destined for a museum, if the group that owns the planes has its way.
Memphis experienced a rare snowstorm last night that allowed the E-crew of Elvis Presley Enterprises to get some amazing drone footage of Graceland
decorated in the beautiful snowfall. The result is absolutely beyond words. How we wish that Elvis could have seen all that beauty in the Winter Wonderland clip.
'Elvis: The New Recordings
' CD is unlike any other CD available! 'Elvis: The New Recordings' (an import), consists of 26 NEW overdubs (2015) of some of Mr. Presley's best tracks - both well known and obscure. Produced by Larry Jordan (who has done overdubs on stars ranging from Patsy Cline to Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Jim Reeves - the latter of whom had a #1 this past summer in Europe from one of Jordan's overdubs) - the new Elvis offering features stunning sound quality and top musicianship.
A new documentary, '816: The Day Elvis Died' will be released this August. Billy Stanley was the 'creative consultant' but looking at the format we can't see that this could impact on it negatively. The press release : 'On August 16th, 1977 the king of rock n roll, Elvis Presley, was found unconscious in his Memphis home; at 3:30pm he was pronounced dead leaving a legion of fans behind to mourn their fallen hero. We took our cameras to Memphis and over the course of 7 years we interviewed 100s of fans, performers, and friends of Elvis and asked them that all important question: 'Where were you and what were you doing when you heard Elvis had died'. View the trailer
Billions of people have 'kissed' the Coca-Cola glass bottle over the last 100 years. Hopefully, you're one of them. And if so, you're in pretty good company.
Millions of American TV viewers have watched a new tv spot for Samsung Elvis' 'Follow That Dream' during the Academy Awards. And although the music is clearly audible, there's a 'visual surprise' as well, thre is a picture of Elvis on the phone display at about one-minute:
, who accompanied Elvis Presley on some of his most iconic songs has passed away on Monday, February 23 in Nashville. He was 72. Emmons was a keyboardist and a songwriter who penned many chart-topping singles for artists such as Waylon Jennings, George Strait and Tanya Tucker.
April 3, 1956 is the date of Elvis' debut appearance on the Milton Berle Show. The show was broadcast live from the deck of the USS Hancock on NBC while docked at the Naval Air Base in San Diego, California. As part of the show, Elvis also performed a comedy sketch with Milton Berle who acted as Elvis' twin brother Melvin. OK, so most likely you know this. But what you probably did not know was Elvis, as this recently discovered original script for that TV show indicates, Milton Berle actually wanted to name Elvis' twin brother 'Pelvis Presley'. Elvis refused and the name was appropriately changed to 'Melvin', leaving the rest of the comedy sketch untouched.
Hot on the heals of the recent release of 'Such A Night : Rockin' In The Early 60s
', Vee-Tone Records will next release, 'Elvis Presley : The British HMV Singles '56 - '57
' on April 20. This is a 12" album bringing together in chronological order, all of Elvis’ electrifying and now highly collectible British HMV (His Masters Voice) singles released between March 1956 and March 1957. This limited edition of only 500 copies. Quality 180g black vinyl : Printed colour inner sleeve : Liner notes : Stunning artwork : Contains all 8 singles from between March '56 to March '57 in chronological order : 500 Limited Edition.
'Good 'n' Country' is a sublime late 60's and 70's country album, full of rare versions, live recordings and outtakes. The CD, to be released this month, is housed in a Digipack with Rare Full Color Pictures.
'The Essential Undubbed Masters' CD, for the first time the most essential undubbed recordings. The CD, to be released this month, is in a Digipack with Rare Full Color Pictures and contains all edited to full versions, without the studio banter and/or false starts. All tracks are unreleased in this form.
will release an extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie in March 2015. What accounted for his undeniable mystique? The answer is contained in a remarkable biography, written on film instead of the printed page - This Is Elvis - a David L. Wolper Production of an Andrew Solt/Malcolm Leo Film for Warner Bros. release. Written, directed and produced by Solt and Leo (best known for their television special Heroes OF Rock and Roll). The film follows innovations first introduced by producer Wolper, whose 650 films include the Emmy-winning Roots and the Oscar winning The Hellstrom Chronicle. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) will release 'Rock Around The Bloch
' (Book/CD) a deluxe hardback book
with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs in March. By David English and Pål Granlund published by FTD books the set includes a CD with a newly-remastered recording of Elvis' performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) will release 'Elvis Now ... and Again
' a 180 gram vinyl LP release featuring an alternative extended version of the original album. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, it includes mainly outtakes. Hey Jude
is omitted as it will feature on a forthcoming at American Sound vinyl release.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) will release 'This Is Elvis
' (2CD), 'Rock Around The Bloch
' (Book/CD) and 'Elvis Now .. And Again
' (2-LP Vinyl) in March. This Is Elvis provides an extended and enhanced soundtrack to the legendary 1981 movie. 'FTD Books' presents 'Rock Around The Bloch', a deluxe hardback book with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs. It includes a CD with newly-mastered audio from the show on March 25, 1961. Elvis Now ... and Again features an alternative extended version of the original album. On 180 gram vinyl and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, it includes mainly outtakes. Note: Hey Jude
is omitted as it will feature on a forthcoming Elvis at American Sound vinyl release.
'Elvis Love Songs
', a new 3 CD set featuring 75 classic tracks will be released at the end of January. The King will always be affiliated first and foremost with the swinging hips of his Rock N Roll days, when he emerged as a star that would change the course of pop music, yet his ability to sing songs of love is second to none. Witness his unrivalled passion and tenderness across 3 discs of classic love songs.
Two American icons meet as 'Elvis & Nixon' goes into production and fills out its cast with five new names. Michael Shannon ('Boardwalk Empire' and 'Take Shelter') and Kevin Spacey are already in place to play rock'n'roll superstar Elvis Presley and US President Richard Nixon
'The Last Farewell' is a new 5 CD box set in a pewter box including a book of 80 pages (28 by 28 cm) with unseen photo's, never published before. The set contains the complete masters and outtakes from the 1976 Graceland sessions in 'Superb Sound Quality', better than ever thought possible. The set is limited to 1000 copies and will be release date end of February, but probably pre-sold-out well before.
Weighing in at 10.5kg (23 pounds) the just released 3 volume book set, 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions
' is a never to be repeated 'event'.
This massive set is in a beautiful slipcase and is LIMITED to only 2000 copies and comprises all the recording session details
, ... It also includes detailed discographies,
reviews of every single
and album release
, original release dates ... And as you have come to expect from 'The Elvis Files
', the icing on the cake is 1500 stunning photographs
Sony Netherlands have released 'Elvis Presley 80th Anniversary
' a Limited Special Edition 2 CD to mark the Kings 80th birthday. The set contains 49 tracks and is full of great 'memories' and greatest hits.
The Real ... Elvis Presley : The 60s Collection 3 CD Box Set
is in a deluxe 3 panel digipack, looking nice it features 49 songs
, several of 'Elvis'' hits, several much loved and remembered 'B-Sides' along with album and Movie tracks. This is a great reflection of the many many memories we have of the 60's from the 'King' ... Glancing down the play-list; 'Return to Sender' was a number '1' hit for the King way back in 1962 ...'Follow That Dream' primarily from his movie of the same name, did chart for him as an E.P with songs from the film reaching number '34' again back in 1962 ...'Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello' was in fact a 'B-Side' to 'She's Not You' a number '1' hit, also in 1962, then From a Jack to A King' primarily an album-track for 'Elvis' (A Chart topper from Roger Miller) ... 'Kiss Me Quick' another movie song did chart for Elvis in 1963 reaching number '14'; ... A Great addition to a music collection.
By our time-zone today is January 8, and it is 80 years since the King was born, we have for you today a home recording with Elvis singing 'Happy, Happy, Birthday Baby
Well it seems it is on for real, a Beverly Hills auction house began accepting bids Friday for Elvis Presley's former personal planes, the Lisa Marie
and Hound Dog II
. The auction appeared to dump cold water on a social media-fuelled campaign pleading with Graceland
operators to keep the planes on display, as they've been for 30 years. Graceland's new owners stirred controversy last April by moving to end a joint venture with the planes' owners, a Tennessee-based group called OKC Partnership. Graceland notified OKC that the planes had to be removed from Graceland on or shortly after April 26, 2015. AND words are flying between fans and EPE, and Priscilla has again responded to the criticism.
Confirmed : Joe Guercio, Elvis' long-time conductor and musical director has died. He was hospitalised recently after a fall and sadly died due to complications. Joe passed quietly with family and friends by his side. Joe Guercio has enjoyed a prolific career, but he is probably best known and admired for his work with Elvis Presley. He was musical director and conductor for Elvis' concert shows from the summer of 1970 to the summer of 1977 when Elvis made his last concert appearance.
Donna Douglas, who starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film 'Frankie and Johnny', has died at age 81, her family said on Friday. She is best known to the public for her role as pretty tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Douglas died on Thursday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Baton Rouge, her niece Charlene Smith said.
Happy new year and here is the first news ... Coming soon from FTD, 'Rock Around The Bloch!